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Great Horned Owls: Fleet and Mysterious

3-Session Weekend Series on Zoom

Sunday, March 21, April 18, and May 16, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Quick Tix Code: 1K0078
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 $37 Package Non-Member
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Did you know that there is a top-of-the-food-chain predator likely living in your neighborhood? This animal moves silently at speeds of 20 to 40 miles per hour and eats animals twice its size. Not a bear or mountain lion or coyote, it is a Great Horned Owl, found in every state except Hawaii and in almost every habitat you can imagine.

In a series of talks rich in audio clips, photos, and video, award-winning naturalist Mark H.X. Glenshaw returns with another in-depth study of the magnificent Great Horned Owl. Glenshaw began closely observing and documenting the lives of these creatures in the Forest Park section of St. Louis 15 years ago—and the fascination continues.

Please Note: Individual sessions are available for individual purchase.

MAR 21  Great Horned Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight

Camouflage, nocturnal habits, and silent flight; how he finds these owls; basic facts about the species; their observed behaviors.

APR 18  Great Horned Owls: Mating, Nesting, and Owlets

Mating and nest selection; owlets and their fledging, gradual maturation, and dispersal.

MAY 16  Great Horned Owls: Hunting and Feeding

Hunting perches; predatory attempts; feeding themselves and their owlets.

A Certified Interpretive Guide, a certified Missouri Master Naturalist, and also known as the “Owl Man,” Glenshaw received the Citizen Scientist Award from the Academy of Science of St. Louis in 2006.

3 sessions

Photo caption: Top to bottom: Great Horned Owl; Mark H.X. Glenshaw


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